Reuters JIM BOURG
US President Donald Trump has announced that he will not attend the inauguration of his successor, Democrat Joe Biden, which is scheduled to take place on January 20.
Trump said, in a tweet posted on Friday via “Twitter”: “For everyone who asked this question, I will not attend the inauguration ceremony on January 20.”
To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
Meanwhile, Reuters quoted an informed source that there are discussions in the White House about Trump leaving Washington the day before the inauguration ceremony scheduled for January 20, adding that the current president is expected to travel to his resort in Florida.
Trump had previously refused to acknowledge the results of the presidential elections in which Democrat Biden won by winning 306 electoral college votes compared to 232 in his Republican rival, which caused widespread accusations against the incumbent president of inciting his supporters to riots that reached their climax on the evening of January 6 when they stormed Large group of protesters Congress headquarters.
In light of strong criticism of him and widespread calls for his removal from power, Trump delivered a speech the next day in which he strongly condemned the storming of Congress, which resulted in the death of 5 people, pledging to ensure a smooth and orderly transfer of power. He also said that “a new administration will be installed on the day of January 20 “Without mentioning Biden’s name.